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Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference Focuses on Burgeoning Shale Plays


The 2016 Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference is expected to draw more than 2,100 attendees to network with the more than 150 exhibitors.

The annual Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference and Exhibition – the largest midstream conference focused squarely on the two plays that are driving the nation’s shale growth – is set to take place Jan. 26-28 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Organizers expect more than 2,100 attendees at the 2016 event, which will feature more than 150 exhibitors and 24 experts in the industry who will offer their insight into the present and future of the burgeoning shale plays.

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On the conference agenda for Jan. 27 features:

Opening Keynote: The Markets Evolve – featuring Donald R. Raikes, senior vice president, Dominion Transmission Inc.

Panel: The Utica’s Growing Presence – featuring Mark Eisenhower, vice president of strategic planning and development, Aspire Energy of Ohio and Rick Simmers, chief, Oil and Gas Resources Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Operator Spotlight: Meeting Demand – featuring Mark Mitchell, senior vice president, Crestwood Midstream Partners

Infrastructure Spotlight: Pennsylvania As An Energy Hub – featuring Porter Bennett, president and CEO, Ponderosa Advisors LLC

Operator Spotlights: Coming Together, MPLX & MarkWest – featuring Scott J. Garner, vice president, corporate development and JV management, MarkWest and Craig Pierson, president, Marathon Pipe Line LLC

Finance Panel: The Midstream, Capital & The Future – featuring Sunil Sibal, senior MLP/energy infrastructure analyst, Seaport Global Securities and Rick Notarianni, senior analyst, Energy Insights, McKinsey & Co.

Operator Spotlight: Wide-Ranging Solutions – featuring Elie G. Atme, vice president, marketing and midstream operations, Range Resources Corp.

Roundtable: New England’s Need For Gas Pipelines – featuring Thomas M. Kiley, president and CEO, Northeast Gas Association and Kurt Krieger, principal, Steptoe & Johnson

Analyst Spotlight: The Appalachian Resource Base – featuring Ryan Horvat, director, energy research, RS Energy Group

Operator Spotlight: Moving Liquids To Market – featuring Kevin Hyatt, vice president commercial and business development, EnLink Midstream

Operator Spotlight: Ohio & West Virginia’s Midstream – featuring Stephen L. Arata, CEO, Blue Racer Midstream LLC and Caiman Energy II, LLC

Marketing Panel: The Need For Local Markets – featuring Jackie Stewart, director, energy and natural Resources, FTI Consulting and James S. Cutler, CEO, Appalachian Resins

The agenda for Jan. 28 features:

Opening Keynote: Where The Midstream Goes From Here – featuring Robin Rorick, group director, midstream and industry operations, API

Operator Spotlight: Meeting A Producer Parent’s Needs – featuring Rob Wingo, senior vice president, midstream and marketing, Rice Energy; COO, Rice Midstream Partners

Regulatory Spotlight: Watching Washington – featuring Matthew Hite, vice president of government affairs, Gas Processors Association

MLP Spotlight: Looking Ahead To Better Times – featuring Emily Hsieh, CPA, director of global operations, Alerian

Economic Panel: Energy’s Impact On The Tri-State Region – featuring J. Keith Burdette, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Commerce and Andrew R. Thomas, executive-in-residence, Energy Policy Center, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Closing Keynote: Adding Value To NGLs – featuring John Hotz, vice president, corporate strategy, NOVA Chemicals Corporation

Registration for the conference is $1,095 for the conference and exhibition or $495 for the exhibition only through Jan. 25. After Jan. 25 the price for the conference and exhibition pass increase $100. Discounts are available when registering four or more people.

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For more information on the conference, visit marcellusmidstream.com

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